Religious Studies - Angela Joyce Keady
My name is Angela Joyce Keady, and I have just finished the BA (hons) in Religious Studies in GMIT. I am originally from San Diego, California, and am now based in Spiddal.
I saw GMIT from the car on the day I moved to Ireland, and was intrigued by its architecture! Years later I looked it up when I was searching for a Religious Studies Programme.
I went to GMIT with an open mind, as I had not attended college in Ireland before. My experience was of top-notch lecturers, along with classmates from all walks of life. Dull moments didn’t occur.
In terms of the degree, the Psychology of Religion module was where I felt most at home, but Introduction to Moral Reflection was the greatest challenge, in a beneficial way. Christian Rituals and Symbols brought the class together in a wonderful way, while Christology inspired great re-evaluation of my personal beliefs. Each module brought its own unique challenges and questions, along with great enjoyment at times.
As a freelance writer, I now plan to do more spiritual writing, in addition to the fiction I already write.
Galway is a wonderful adopted home for me, and GMIT has greatly enhanced my life here. Thank you.